My least favorite is Cheat Grass.
Those little pointy, pokey seedpods get stuck in my socks and drive me nuts.
The worst thing is they get in the animals fur and start burrowing in.
If you don’t catch them, they will make terrible sores and cost you money at the Vet.
Here’s a picture of some weeds in our backyard.
Let’s see how many we can identify, shall we class?
Cheat Grass is the light-colored pointy seeds, all over the place in this photo.
Foxtails (which also hurt the animals by burrowing into their skin) are the, well, Foxtail looking things.
White Top is the white flowering weed in the upper right hand corner. It has one redeeming quality, it smells pretty good.
I forgot what the Lettuce looking weeds are.
The weeds with the round leaves are Buttonweed. They have really deep roots, you can’t pull them out by hand.
Unavailable for this photo shoot (because they were busy invading my front yard), were: Bindweed, called Morning Glory,
Goatheads and Sticker Burrs
Blue Mustard – has darning needle shaped seed pods that will puncture tires.
and a cast of hundreds.
If you look very closely, you can see a Baby Bunny in the picture.
Click the photos to enlarge.
If the area where you live is deprived of such varied and interesting weeds, drop me a line.
I’ll be glad to send you some seeds.